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Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Nonprofits

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

Marketing

3 Steps to Finding People Who'll Lift Your Potential, According to Award-Winning Harvard Researcher

Follow these strategies to surround yourself with people who will bring out your best performance.<p>The people around us matter--a lot, according to happiness researcher Shawn Achor in his new book <i>Big Potential</i>. "The height of your potential is predicted by the people who surround you."<p>Achor spent …

Happiness

8 Life Lessons From 8 Good Books That Everyone Should Read

These inspirational books can change your life if you let them.<p>CEO and Co-Founder of Impact Theory<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Humans are adaptation machines. We are literally designed to adapt to our environment and the stresses that it places on us (both physical …

Self-improvement

The 9 Best Books on Investing to Buy in 2018

The 9 Best Books on Investing to Buy in 2018<p>Get smart and get rich with these good reads<p>Updated February 06, 2018<p>Whether you’re an experienced trader …

Investing

Why we should all give up on goals already

Amanda Ruggeri investigates why a focus on outcome alone can create a hamster-wheel mentality.<p>To be successful or fulfilled, we all know you need to have specific goals.<p>To achieve them, you should visualise, plan your steps there and attach deadlines and incentives. Work hard, even if you hate the …

Self-improvement

Whether or not you become incredibly successful comes down to the simple choices you make

If you want world-class success, you need to make world-class choices. Most people do not make world-class choices. Hell, most of the time they don't even make good ones.<p>As a result, their lifestyle is not world-class. They're overweight, unhappy, and stuck. They're broke, dating people they don't …

Self-improvement

How Memory Works, And How To Improve It [Infographic]

Think about something that happened to you this morning. That there, is your memory. We recall thousands of events and procedures every day, but how …

Infographics

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

How To Survive As An Introvert When You're Surrounded By Extroverts

<i>How can an introvert get better at communicating in a fast-paced, collaborative environment? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and</i> …

Personality

How to read more effectively

Whether you’re dissecting Adam Smith’s <i>The Wealth of Nations</i> or relaxing poolside with <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, reading is, for many of us, a regular source of joy, perspective, and ideas, which enable us to grow personally and professionally. But here’s the catch: We live in a world of never ending …

Writing

Writing In A Journal Has Helped Me Create My Future And Achieve My Goals . | Inc.com

Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Writing in my journal <i>every single day</i> is the glue that holds everything else together.<p>My journal is the context for my dreams. It's my favorite place to be.<p>It's where …

Productivity

The 7 Books Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Says You Need to Lead Smarter

The well-read CEO recommends books that have informed his own thinking and that of his team at Microsoft in formulating the company’s turnaround.<p>If you spend time with Satya Nadella—as I did on several occasions this year while researching our new cover story on the dramatic impact he’s had on …

Books

9 high-impact books that will make you smarter every day

Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. The pursuit of knowledge is easier than it has ever been before.<p>Cultivating the mind is essential for your personal growth. Digging deeper will separate you from the …

Self-improvement

‘Just Breathe’: This Short Film Illustrates How Mindfulness Helps Kids Manage Their Emotions

If you have kids, you know a little something about the great, <i>big</i> emotions they have. In fact, one of the hardest things about being a parent is …

Mindfulness

10 books to read if you want to get rich

There is no denying that successful entrepreneurs read books.<p>From real estate investing to how the largest wealth managers impact the global market, this list of books deals with all the most prominent aspects of finance and investing, which are extremely beneficial for entrepreneurs (and anyone …

Investing

How to increase mental toughness: 4 secrets of Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Osama Bin Laden

Reading books is a major key to success. Here’s how you make it a habit

I’ve said it many times: Reading books is a major key to success. The mega-rich and successful like Bill Gates and Elon Musk devote extraordinary amounts of their time to reading. Musk even attributes his knowledge of how to build rockets to his reading repertoire, and studies have proven that …

Self-improvement
Forensics
Forensics

People lie to you about success all the time — and once you realize it, you can never go back

And it is FASCINATING.<p>Once you recognize these lies, you can never go back.<p>For example, let's take an interview of a big-name CEO. Someone asks, "What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?"<p>His answer: "My number 1 piece of advice to people is to discover their calling."<p>Now …

Self-improvement

Why Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

<i>“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as</i> …

The Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" Reveals His Perfect Morning Routine

Have you heard of Stephen Covey? He was an incredibly influential author, publishing the bestselling book <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> which …

How Athletes Stay Calm Under Pressure: Breath is everything

For Swiss Olympic golfer Fabienne In-Albon, competing in the Olympic Games had been a life-long dream -- one she'd been training for since she was just 10 years old. Here's the way she describes her big moment:<p>"At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio when I walked to the first tee on the first day of …

Mindfulness

These favourite books of Warren Buffett can help you build true wealth

Warren Buffett had a pretty good year in 2016. The world's greatest value investor boosted his personal fortune by about $12-billion (U.S.) and expects 2017 to be even better for his brand of patient, fundamental investing, regardless of what policies Donald Trump ends up pursuing.<p>The contrast …

Investing

How To Retire Comfortably With Just $500,000

Most financial advisor hacks are dead wrong. You CAN comfortably retire on a modest $500,000 investment portfolio.<p>Of course you’ve heard the warnings that retirement is getting harder – and they’re true. With U.S. Treasuries paying paltry returns, it is harder to find a risk-free income stream for …

Investing

9 Reasons That Open-Space Offices Are Insanely Stupid

It's time to stop the insanity. Here's why open-plan offices are a complete failure, and why you'll benefit from getting rid of them.<p><b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days</i> …

The Workplace